Tagged as Elder Care

We tend to think that the first signs of aging are superficial: gray hair, crow's feet, and metabolic changes. But as our skin becomes thinner (a process we rarely notice until it's far advanced) we also become more prone to wounds and bruising. There is a lot going on beneath the skin that we can't see. Let's look. Skin Regeneration and Aging - One of the main culprits of slow wound healing as we...
May 11, 2021
We’ve been at this for over a year now, and many of us have begun to feel defeated. We miss our loved ones and we miss the human connection of being around friends and family. But the vaccine is here and many of us are wondering if this means we can soon get back to hugging the vulnerable elderly in our lives. There have been a lot of questions surrounding the changes we can expect with vaccine rollouts,...
March 2, 2021
Ask just about anyone which decade was the absolute best to be a kid, and they’ll likely name their own era. The best music? That usually depends on which songs the person heard the most in their middle-school and teen years. Given a choice between Howdy Doody, Super Friends and Pokémon, which reigns supreme? You guessed it: The answer likely depends on which era was yours. And this says something...
December 18, 2020
Far from a mere inconvenience or annoyance, loneliness can be a serious health risk. And what's worse, loneliness could be on the rise among older Americans. According to the -Health Resources and Services Administration-, 43% of U.S. seniors feel lonely on a regular basis. While older age in itself doesn’t predispose a person to loneliness, it can be a factor. Loneliness is dangerous because it can...
May 13, 2020
Loneliness can be an actual killer, and some people may find it more difficult to avoid the -older they get. But a growing trend among seniors has some people curing their loneliness in a fun and clever way. They're embracing a new way of living and kicking isolation to the curb. Seniors are often the hardest struck with loneliness, but a different way of living is changing that for some. Cohousing...
September 2, 2019
By: Judah Gutwein, -Regency Nursing & Post-acute Rehabilitation Centers - The Role of Becoming a "Parent to Your Parent," - Part 2 - I published my first article on this subject, as Part 1 of a 4-Part series. This article was written for our valued Wellness.com readers and you can find it right - over here. This is article # 2 on the subject. The family is meeting to discuss Mom. She’s fallen twice...
October 8, 2018
By: Judah Gutwein, -Regency Nursing & Rehabilitation Centers - The family is meeting to discuss Mom. She’s fallen twice in the last two months and seems a little disoriented and mildly confused lately. She seems to be losing weight too. She’s definitely not taking care of herself – or her home – as she used to. The discussion becomes heated. Snippets of conversation can be heard: “nursing home, retirement...
September 30, 2018
What is Hospice? - Hospice, as a strictly clinical designation, means the patient has been given 6 months (or less) to live. However, beyond purely clinical terms, none of us can predict the inevitability of any future outcome. Therefore, at our facilities (-Regency Nursing Centers of New Jersey)-, we place a special focus on the power of choice and the preservation of life and the quality of life...
April 18, 2018
by Judah Gutwein, for -Regency Nursing and Post-Acute Rehabilitation Center - I previously wrote -this article -on Wellness.com to define hospice in clinical terms. In this short essay, I’d like to simply clarify some of the myths in order to separate fact from fiction as it relates to hospice. Every community and culture has their own way of viewing terminal illness and the process which leads to...
April 6, 2018
Caring For The Caregiver - by Judah Gutwein, L.N.H.A. Regency Nursing Centers, NJ - In the profession of senior healthcare, we are naturally inclined to show compassion towards the patients and residents, who are clinically compromised and require our help. What about their loved ones who are placing their parent(s) with us, often after years of caring for them? Do we similarly show compassion to them...
February 18, 2018